An executive member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon Isreal Akiode has rejected a 5kg bag of rice New Year gift from the Chairman of Oshodi/Isolo local government, Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede (Kendoo).
Akiode represents the Special Physically Challenged in the Lagos APC exco.
It was gathered that Akiode’s decision to reject the rice follows the aftermath of the grievances that trailed the result of the party congress in the local government.
It was learnt that the Chairman had already excluded Akiode’s name from the list of party stakeholders to be given Christmas and New Year gifts.
However, one of the Chairman’s boys, who was distributing the packages to other members of the public met Akiode with some of his friends at a Baba Ijebu bet shop in Mafoluku and decided to give him a bag of rice.
Akiode politely rejected the gift.
A member of kitchen cabinet of the Chairman , who prefers to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak on the matter, said Akiode has the right to either accept or reject the gift.
He told NewsDay that there were several people on ground itching to receive gift from the Chairman with joy and gratitude.
Oloyede and Akiode had been locked in a political tussle over the control of the party in the local government.
Akiode, who is from Oshodi, was believed to have worked against the choice of Oloyede for the LGA chairmanship.
While Oloyede, who has the support of the Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) annointed Saheed Animashaun to be the Chairman of the party in the local government, Akiode with the support of a former exco member, Pastor Wale Ariyibi supported Wale Adelana.
After so much bickering and politicking, the party’s leadership at the state level was said to have settled for Adelana as the new Chairman of the party in Oshodi.
The decision did not go down well with MC Oluomo and Oloyede.
Both Akiode and Ariyibi were attacked and beaten at the venue of the State congress in October last year.
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Candlelight vigil held at Nigeria House, London to mark 1-year anniversary of July 1 attack on Sunday Igboho’s house
Scores of Yoruba Nation agitators on Friday held a vigil in London to mark the one-year anniversary of the July 1, 2021 attack on the Ibadan residence of the embattled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.
Dozens of candles shined on the Nigeria House, London on Friday evening as the agitators, gathered for a candlelight vigil to reflect on the attack of July 1, 2021 and demanded self determination for the Yorubas.
Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1, 2021 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The DSS raided the residence, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.
The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted.
Igboho was, however, arrested by the Benin Republic police on July 19 at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou while trying to fly from the country to Germany.
See photos from the vigil
‘Be ready to face God’s wrath if you blaspheme against Jesus’- Adeboye
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, has warned that any individual that blasphemes Jesus will taste the wrath of God.
Adeboye, who spoke to his congregation at the RCCG monthly Holy Ghost Service for the month of July, which was held late Friday/early Saturday, made the comment as he reacted to the recent attacks and killings targeting churches and worshippers in some parts of the country.
Religion Nigeria reported that no fewer than 40 Catholics were killed by unknown gunmen in June at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
Two weeks after the Owo attack. bandits killed three persons during separate attacks on the Baptist Church and the St. Moses Catholic Church, all in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He also took time to respond to a comment allegedly made by controversial On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, who alleged that some women turned to Ogun (god of thunder) to rain curses on the terrorists who massacred worshippers in Owo because “Bros J” (a nickname for Jesus which is common amongst Nigerians) did not answer them.
Freeze had written last month, “When dem call bros J and he nor answer dem nko? We abandoned African paganism to adopt European pagan ideologies. Until we start telling ourselves the truth and take our security issues more seriously this won’t end. Christ’s message is love and that’s the first thing so glaringly missing in Nigeria.”
Reacting, Adeboye said, “I understand that one funny fellow said that some people were calling on Ogun because Jesus didn’t answer them.
“Well, the one who said that there’s a Yoruba proverb, it said, the mouth that the snail uses to blasphemy God, that mouth would kiss the ground. From now on, anybody who dares blaspheme Jesus Christ, they will taste the fire of the Almighty God.”
Speaking further, the revered clergyman stated that, “Safety is of the Lord and nobody dies until their time comes.
“I don’t want to say much, because I know whatever I say, some people may want to twist it. But I’ve searched the Bible from cover to cover and there is nowhere in the Bible where God said a child of God cannot defend himself.
“If you find the place, let me know. He said, if they slap you on the right cheek, turn the left. If they now slap the left, what did he say? When God is silent, do you know the meaning of that, it simply means, over to you.
“Every enemy of the church, as long as my Father is still on the throne, as long as Jesus lives, as long as His name is the consuming fire, if they don’t repent, the fire of God will consume them. I’m not talking to everybody o, I’m only talking to my children.”
Alaafin’s wife dies weeks after monarch’s death
Weeks after the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, one of his wives, Olori Kafayat, has also died.
Olori Kafayat, who was the mother of Prince Adebayo Adeyemi, popularly known as D’Guv, died on Friday night.
Details of her death were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, but the Director of Media and Publicity at the Alaafin Palace, Mr Bode Durojaye, confirmed it to our correspondent on Saturday morning.
He said, “She died in the United States of America. I will give details later.”
Oba Adeyemi had died on Friday April 22 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, after a brief illness at the age of 83.
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